3392. miainó
Strong's Concordance
miainó: to stain, defile
Original Word: μιαίνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: miainó
Phonetic Spelling: (me-ah'-ee-no)
Definition: to stain, defile
Usage: I stain, pollute, defile, corrupt.
HELPS Word-studies

3392 miaínō – properly, to stain (with paint or dye); (figuratively) to stain (defile) the soul, i.e. like when sin taints by its polluting effects ("moral, spiritual stains").

The root mia- ("tainted at the source") shows everything passing through it also becomes stained ("reconstituted," polluted).

[3392 (miaínō) literally means "to dye, stain with color." Figuratively, it refers to rendering something morally (spiritually) defiled.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
to stain, defile
NASB Translation
defile (1), defiled (4).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3392: μιαίνω

μιαίνω; passive, 1 aorist subjunctive 3 person plural μιανθῶσιν; perfect 3 person singular μεμίανται (unless it be better to take this form as a plural; cf. Krüger, § 33, 3 Anm. 9; Alexander Buttmann (1873) Gram. § 101 Anm. 7; Ausf. Spr. § 101 Anm. 13; Buttmann, 41 (36); (Winer's Grammar, § 58, 6 b. β.)), participle μεμιασμενος (Titus 1:15 R G) and μειαμμενος (ibid. L T Tr WH; also Wis. 7:25; Tobit 2:9; Josephus, b. j. 4, 5, 2 edition, Bekker; cf. Matthiae, i., p. 415; Krüger, § 40, under the word; Lob. ad Phryn., p. 35; Otto on Theophil. ad Autol. 1, 1, p. 2f; (Veitch, under the word)); from Homer down;

1. to dye with another color, to stain: ἐλέφαντα φοίνικι, Homer Iliad 4, 141.

2. to defile, pollute, sully, contaminate, soil (the Sept. often for טִמֵּא): in a physical and a moral sense, σάρκα (of licentiousness), Jude 1:8; in a moral sense, τόν συνείδησιν, τόν νοῦν, passive Titus 1:15; absolutely, to defile with sin, passive ibid. and in Hebrews 12:15; for הֶחֱטִיא, Deuteronomy 24:6(4); in a ritual sense, of men, passive John 18:28 (Leviticus 22:5, 8; Numbers 19:13, 20; Tobit 2:9). [SYNONYMS: μιαίνω, μολύνω: according to Trench (N. T. Synonyms, § xxxi.) μιαίνω to stain differs from μολύνω to smear not only in its primary and outward sense, but in the circumstance that (like English stain) it may be used in good part, while μολύνω admits of no worthy reference.]

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Perhaps a primary verb; to sully or taint, i.e. Contaminate (ceremonially or morally) -- defile.

Forms and Transliterations
εμίαινεν εμιαίνεσθε εμιαίνετο εμίαινον εμιαίνου εμίανα εμίαναν εμίανας εμιάνατε εμίανε εμίανεν εμιάνθη εμιάνθησαν μεμιαμμενοις μεμιαμμένοις μεμίανσαι μεμιανται μεμίανται μεμιασμένη μεμιασμένος μιαίνειν μιαίνεσθε μιαινομένη μιαίνουσι μιαινουσιν μιαίνουσιν μιαίνωνται μιάναι μιάνατε μιανεί μιανείτε μιανή μιάνη μιάνης μιανθή μιανθήναι μιανθήσεσθε μιανθήσεται μιανθήσονται μιανθώσι μιανθωσιν μιανθῶσιν μιανούσι μιάνσει μιανώ memiammenois memiamménois memiantai memíantai miainousin miaínousin mianthosin mianthôsin mianthōsin mianthō̂sin
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Englishman's Concordance
John 18:28 V-ASP-3P
GRK: ἵνα μὴ μιανθῶσιν ἀλλὰ φάγωσιν
NAS: so that they would not be defiled, but might eat
KJV: lest they should be defiled; but
INT: that not they might be stained but they might eat

Titus 1:15 V-RPM/P-DMP
GRK: τοῖς δὲ μεμιαμμένοις καὶ ἀπίστοις
NAS: but to those who are defiled and unbelieving,
KJV: but unto them that are defiled and
INT: to those who however are defiled and unbelieving

Titus 1:15 V-RIM/P-3S
GRK: καθαρόν ἀλλὰ μεμίανται αὐτῶν καὶ
NAS: and their conscience are defiled.
KJV: and conscience is defiled.
INT: [is] pure but are defiled of them both

Hebrews 12:15 V-ASP-3P
GRK: δι' αὐτῆς μιανθῶσιν οἱ πολλοί
NAS: and by it many be defiled;
KJV: thereby many be defiled;
INT: by this be defiled the many

Jude 1:8 V-PIA-3P
GRK: σάρκα μὲν μιαίνουσιν κυριότητα δὲ
NAS: by dreaming, defile the flesh,
KJV: [filthy] dreamers defile the flesh,
INT: [the] flesh indeed defile authority moreover

Strong's Greek 3392
5 Occurrences

μεμιαμμένοις — 1 Occ.
μεμίανται — 1 Occ.
μιαίνουσιν — 1 Occ.
μιανθῶσιν — 2 Occ.

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